While Old Possum cooked and baked, Rabbit read books, and rain fell for days, Mama Chipmunk’s grandchildren raced through the house, playing tag, upsetting dining-room chairs, sliding on rugs, and bouncing off furniture.


By evening of the second day — having run through their exuberance and feeling resigned to being stuck indoors — they had retired to the library, where the littlest one read aloud from her book.


On the third day, their grandmother set them to straightening the house after their two-day bout of zoomies.


And on the fourth day, after the rain stopped, they all went to Rabbit’s for tea.


(Late April 2024)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
This is another cozy Tiny Garden Story in my ongoing series: peaceful 100-word tales that let you read like a kid again. Click one of the first two buttons below to go to (or back to, if that’s where you fell down the rabbit hole) either the “Public Garden” archive page or (if you’re a Story Club member) to the members-only “Private Garden” page. Or click the third button to learn more about my Tiny Garden Stories.

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